When the Legislature at Albany last winter passed the bill making it a misdemeanor to intentionally give food or shelter to the English or European house sparrow, there was a clause added making it lawful to shoot robins and blackbirds on Long Island and Staten Island from the first day of November to the first day of January in each year.

A clause giving permission to any duly registered pupil of a public school to gather cherries from branches that overhung the public roads during November and January was not agreed to.